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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538046/general-pediatrician-staffed-behavioral-developmental-access-clinic-decreases-time-to-evaluation-of-early-childhood-developmental-disorders
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Meghan Harrison, Persephone Jones, Iman Sharif, Matthew D Di Guglielmo
OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate the effectiveness of a quality improvement project to decrease wait time to evaluation for children referred to Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians (DBPs). METHODS: The authors created a Behavioral/Developmental Access Clinic (BDAC) staffed by a general pediatrician (GP) and pediatric psychologist. Clinicians in the BDAC provided comprehensive developmental evaluations for children in a discrete age range (<5 yr old). We describe the establishment of the BDAC along with referrals, diagnoses, and recommended follow-up for patients seen by the GP...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511684/access-to-pediatric-rheumatology-care-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Khulood Khawaja, Mustafa Al-Maini
BACKGROUND: This study looks at access to care for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis through pediatric rheumatology in the UAE, as an example of multi-ethnic society. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis were identified through the hospital electronic medical records system from January 1st 2011 to December 31st 2014. All residents of the United Arab Emirates hold an Emirates identity card. We divided our patients into two groups: Emirati-Emirates, who are native Emirati children and hold the Emirati nationality, as stated on their Emirates identity card, and who therefore have full, comprehensive access to free medical care; and non-Emirati-Emirates, who represent other nationalities, as stated on their Emirates identity card...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489225/models-of-care-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-in-transition-shared-medical-appointments-and-telemedicine
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Jennifer K Raymond
Transitioning through adolescence and young adulthood is challenging, and even more so for patients living with a chronic disease such as type 1 diabetes. Patients in this age group encounter multiple obstacles to effectively managing their diabetes, experience suboptimal glycemic control, face higher rates of acute complications, and are often lost to medical follow-up. Comprehensive strategies and innovative clinical models are needed to engage this population in diabetes medical care, address barriers to ideal management, and improve outcomes...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489223/a-review-of-interventions-aimed-at-facilitating-successful-transition-planning-and-transfer-to-adult-care-among-youth-with-chronic-illness
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Jill Weissberg-Benchell, Jenna B Shapiro
This article reviews studies that developed interventions aimed at facilitating the transition process and/or the transfer of youth with chronic illness to adult programs during the past decade. Three key intervention approaches have been studied. Data assessing the impact of transition coordinators suggest that the most successful outcomes occur when coordinators meet with patients prior to the transfer of care, support them as they negotiate the adult programs, and facilitate appointment keeping. Data assessing the impact of transition clinics suggest that the key to positive outcomes is helping patients develop a trusting relationship with the adult providers before fully transferring their care to the adult clinic...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474997/availability-of-outpatient-mental-health-care-by-pediatricians-and-child-psychiatrists-in-five-u-s-cities
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Shireen Cama, Monica Malowney, Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith, Margaret Spottswood, Elisa Cheng, Louis Ostrowsky, Jose Rengifo, J Wesley Boyd
The authors sought to assess the availability of outpatient mental health care through pediatrician and child psychiatrist offices in the United States and to characterize differences in appointment availability by location, provider type, and insurance across five cities. To do so, the authors posed as parents of a 12-year-old child with depression, gave a predetermined insurance type, and asked to make the first available appointment with the specified provider. They called the offices of 601 individual pediatricians and 312 child psychiatrists located in five U...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471818/spectrum-of-diagnosis-and-disposition-of-patients-referred-to-a-pediatric-orthopaedic-center-for-a-diagnosis-of-intoeing
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Shawne Faulks, Kaitlyn Brown, John G Birch
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic surgeons frequently evaluate otherwise healthy children for concern of intoed gait. Intoeing in otherwise healthy young children due to metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, and increased femoral anteversion do not typically require orthopaedic treatment. This study reviewed the actual diagnosis, management, and disposition of patients referred to a pediatric orthopaedic specialty hospital for a diagnosis of intoeing; the efficacy of an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) assessment program to screen and triage patients with a primary complaint of intoeing; and parental satisfaction with that program...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471436/a-novel-approach-in-pediatric-telegenetic-services-geneticist-pediatrician-and-genetic-counselor-team
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Shobana Kubendran, Siddharthan Sivamurthy, Gerald Bradley Schaefer
PurposeOur aim was to improve access to genetic services in an underserved region by developing a collaborative telegenetic service delivery model with a pediatrician, medical geneticist, and genetics counselor (GC).MethodsProtocols for the evaluation of common genetic indications were developed. Patients referred with indications suggestive of a syndromic etiology were scheduled to see the geneticist directly via telegenetics. Other patients were scheduled to see the pediatrician and GC in person before follow-up with the geneticist if indicated...
May 4, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469906/improving-access-for-urgent-patients-in-paediatric-neurology
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Khalid Mohamed, Basema Al Houri, Khalid Ibrahim, Abdulhafeez M Khair
Referral and flow management is an important part of outpatient care; some patients require to be seen earlier than the next available appointment because of the nature of their presentation. We did not have a clear pathway for urgent patients being referred to our pediatric neurology service. When we reviewed this process in our Quality Improvement meeting we identified wide variation in the length of time such patients wait to be seen in clinic ranging from 2 to 11 weeks. Only 25% of patients identified as requiring urgent clinic appointments were seen in clinic within 2 weeks of triage...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457477/parental-perceptions-and-acceptance-of-silver-diamine-fluoride-staining
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Yasmi O Crystal, Malvin N Janal, Dylan S Hamilton, Richard Niederman
BACKGROUND: The caries arrest that can be achieved by using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) offers a minimally invasive and inexpensive alternative to traditional restorative caries treatment. The authors evaluated how the dentinal staining that is associated with SDF influences the acceptance of this treatment among parents of young children in the New York City metropolitan area. METHODS: The authors invited the parents of children who had experienced dental caries and who had appointments at the New York University Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and at several private clinics in New Jersey to participate in a Web-based survey designed to assess parents' demographics, perceptions of photographs of SDF-treated carious teeth, and acceptability of treatment in different behavior management scenarios...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432402/predictors-of-missed-appointments-in-patients-referred-for-congenital-or-pediatric-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Jimmy C Lu, Ray Lowery, Sunkyung Yu, Maryam Ghadimi Mahani, Prachi P Agarwal, Adam L Dorfman
BACKGROUND: Congenital cardiac magnetic resonance is a limited resource because of scanner and physician availability. Missed appointments decrease scheduling efficiency, have financial implications and represent missed care opportunities. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the rate of missed appointments and identify modifiable predictors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included all patients with outpatient congenital or pediatric cardiac MR appointments from Jan...
April 21, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425922/detailed-follow-up-study-of-pediatric-orofacial-granulomatosis-patients
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Anu Haaramo, Heikki Alapulli, Liisa Aine, Ulla Saarnisto, Jetta Tuokkola, Tarja Ruuska, Taina Sipponen, Anne Pitkäranta, Kaija-Leena Kolho
OBJECTIVES: Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the orofacial area. Its connection to Crohn's disease (CD) is debated. Our aim was to describe a cohort of pediatric OFG patients in detail, study the long-term behavior of OFG and evaluate factors predicting CD in OFG patients. METHODS: We invited patients diagnosed with OFG at two university hospitals, Finland for a follow-up appointment. Patients (n = 29) were examined by a dentist and an otorhinolaryngologist using a structural schema...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377171/benefits-of-subspecialty-adherence-after-asthma-hospitalization-and-patient-perceived-barriers-to-care
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Neema Izadi, Jonathan S Tam
BACKGROUND: Comparative studies have demonstrated that asthma education to pediatric patients decreases average hospital usage and that allergy specialists provide stronger asthma education and more improved outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the real-world benefits of allergy subspecialty involvement outside inpatient consultation and the impediments for patients in establishing allergy subspecialty care. METHODS: The study population was composed mostly of minority children 0 to 18 years old seen at a large university-affiliated stand-alone children's hospital who had a hospital discharge diagnosis of asthma from 2009 to 2013...
May 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368518/functional-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-an-endocrine-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Catherine M Gordon, Kathryn E Ackerman, Sarah L Berga, Jay R Kaplan, George Mastorakos, Madhusmita Misra, M Hassan Murad, Nanette F Santoro, Michelle P Warren
Cosponsoring Associations: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Endocrinology, and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. This guideline was funded by the Endocrine Society. Objective: To formulate clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA). Participants: The participants include an Endocrine Society-appointed task force of eight experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360968/molluscum-contagiosum-treated-with-dilute-povidone-iodine-a-series-of-cases
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Kara Capriotti, Kevin Stewart, Jesse Pelletier, Joseph Capriotti
Objective: To report our experience using a broad spectrum antimicrobial, povidone-iodine, as a novel at-home prescription treatment for molluscum contagiosum. Design/Setting: A systematic review of cases presenting to one of the author's private dermatology clinics from January to July of 2015 identified 12 patients with molluscum contagiosum seeking treatment. Participants: The population was pediatric, with six males and six female patients included (age range 2-17 years, mean age 6 years). Measurements: Patients were evaluated at baseline and returned to the office for evaluation at four-week intervals until resolution or failure to show for appointments, with number and location of lesions being recorded at each visit...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359099/pediatric-obesity-assessment-treatment-and-prevention-an-endocrine-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Dennis M Styne, Silva A Arslanian, Ellen L Connor, Ismaa Sadaf Farooqi, M Hassan Murad, Janet H Silverstein, Jack A Yanovski
Cosponsoring Associations: The European Society of Endocrinology and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. This guideline was funded by the Endocrine Society. Objective: To formulate clinical practice guidelines for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pediatric obesity. Participants: The participants include an Endocrine Society-appointed Task Force of 6 experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer. Evidence: This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach to describe the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334565/year-end-resident-clinic-handoffs-narrative-review-and-recommendations-for-improvement
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Amber T Pincavage, Michael J Donnelly, John Q Young, Vineet M Arora
BACKGROUND: Year-end clinic handoffs in resident continuity clinics are an important patient safety issue. METHODS: Intervention articles addressing the year-end resident clinic handoff were identified in a targeted literature search. These articles were reviewed and abstracted to summarize the current literature. On the basis of these reviews and consensus expert opinion, recommendations to improve year-end clinic handoffs were developed. RESULTS: Of 23 identified articles, 10 intervention articles in the fields of internal medicine, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, and family medicine were ultimately included...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318041/effect-of-a-referral-only-policy-on-wait-time-for-outpatient-pediatric-dermatology-appointments
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Tiffany J Herd, Amy J Nopper, Kimberly A Horii
Decreasing wait time for pediatric dermatology appointments is important to patients. We retrospectively examined the effect of a referral-only policy on patient wait time for an initial appointment in an academic pediatric dermatology clinic and found a statistically significant decrease in wait time after the policy was instituted.
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293684/meaningful-use-of-an-electronic-personal-health-record-ephr-among-pediatric-cancer-survivors
#18
Rebecca S Williamson, Brooke O Cherven, Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Paula Edwards, Michael Palgon, Cam Escoffery, Lillian R Meacham, Ann C Mertens
Background and Objectivs: Survivors of pediatric and adolescent cancer are at an increased risk of chronic and debilitating health conditions and require life-long specialized care. Stand-alone electronic personal health records (ePHRs) may aid their self-management. This analysis characterizes young adult survivors and parents who meaningfully use an ePHR, Cancer SurvivorLink(TM), designed for survivors of pediatric and adolescent cancer. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of patients seen at a pediatric survivor clinic for annual survivor care...
March 15, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293129/pain-experience-and-behavior-management-in-pediatric-dentistry-a-comparison-between-traditional-local-anesthesia-and-the-wand-computerized-delivery-system
#19
Annelyse Garret-Bernardin, Tiziana Cantile, Vincenzo D'Antò, Alexandros Galanakis, Gabriel Fauxpoint, Gianmaria Fabrizio Ferrazzano, Sara De Rosa, Giulia Vallogini, Umberto Romeo, Angela Galeotti
Aim. To evaluate the pain experience and behavior during dental injection, using the Wand computerized delivery system versus conventional local anesthesia in children and adolescents. Methods. An observational crossover split mouth study was performed on 67 patients (aged 7 to 15 years), requiring local anesthesia for dental treatments in both sides of the dental arch. Patients received both types of injections in two separate appointments, one with the use of a Computer Delivery System (the Wand STA system) and one with the traditional syringe...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281955/an-assessment-of-direct-restorative-material-use-in-posterior-teeth-by-american-and-canadian-pediatric-dentists-ii-rubber-dam-isolation
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Rae E Varughese, Paul Andrews, Michael J Sigal, Amir Azarpazhooh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess usage, indications, and contraindications for rubber dam isolation (RDI) by pediatric dentists in Canada and the United States. METHODS: A cross-sectional, web-based, self-administered survey was utilized to collect the opinions of all active pediatric dentist members of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on the use of direct restorative materials in posterior teeth (n equals 4,648; 19...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
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